Cardiff jihadist Reyaad Khan dies in Syria
2 September 2015
From the section Wales
A Cardiff man who is one of three from the city to have joined a jihadist group in Syria has died, BBC Wales has been told.
Reyaad Khan, 21, was killed in a US drone strike at the end of August.
Officials from the Jalalia mosque in Riverside said the death had been confirmed by his family at Friday prayers.
Last year, he appeared in a video along with another man from Cardiff urging others to join so-called Islamic State.
The secretary of the Jalalia mosque, Mokaddus Miah, said prayers were said for him after being told by Reyaad Khan’s father that he had died.
In July, there was widespread media speculation that Reyaad Khan had been killed in an earlier missile attack in Syria but the BBC was unable to confirm those reports at the time.
Source:: BBC UK